Strangers on a train

United States, 1951

Film
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Based on Patricia Highsmith’s chilling thriller, “Strangers on a train”, this is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most suspenseful and exciting films. Two passengers accidentally meet on a train. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) offers to kill the wife of Guy Haines (Farley Granger), if Guy in return murders Bruno’s father. The excellent script was co-written by Raymond Chandler and the film features a climax in a fairground which is among Hitchcock’s finest directing moments.

Credits

producer/director

Alfred Hitchcock

production company

Warner Bros Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:41:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

37177

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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